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  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks about the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about the Shiv Sena joining the BJP government. With the cabinet expansion Shiv Sena and BJP join hands again after 15 years. ...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for inducting 'tainted' ministers, Jaitley calls charges baseless November 11, 2014

    After Prime Minister Modi inducted 21 new faces in his team, the Congress hit out at former for inducting 'tainted' ministers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended Ram Shankar Katheria saying every BJP worker in UP had a case against him. Jaitley said, "The Congress is putting baseless charges on the...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • No support if BJP goes with NCP, says Shiv Sena November 10, 2014

    The Shiv Sena continues to keep its cards close to the chest refraining from taking a final decision on the alliance with the BJP. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena will sit in the Opposition if the BJP takes support from the NCP. The final decision is...
  • 21 new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet November 10, 2014

    21 new ministers have been sworn in to the Union Cabinet. The cabinet comprises of 4 cabinet ministers, 3 Ministers of State with Independent charge and 14 Ministers of State. Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Birendra Singh and JP Nadda are the new Cabinet ministers. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet: Mahesh Sharma November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, new Union Minister Mahesh Sharma commented on the Shiv Sena-BJP divide. "We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet. Our overture to the Shiv Sena was generous," said Sharma. ...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • Giriraj, Rudy, Ram Kripal Yadav from Bihar find berths in Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ram Kripal Yadav are amongst the 21 ministers who were sworn-in on Sunday in the Union Council of Ministers. ...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore a part of Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    BJP MP from Jaipur Rural and Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore took oath as MoS in the Narendra Modi government on Suunday. ...
  • Cabinet expansion: New ministers to take oath at 1:30 pm November 9, 2014

    The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will happen today at 1:30 pm when the new ministers will take oath. ...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's crucial meet today November 9, 2014

    Shiv Sena leaders will meet today at Sena Bhavan or Matoshree to decide on the party's future course of action regarding Anil Desai's nomination for the Union Cabinet and also the fate of a partnership with the BJP. ...
  • Shiv Sena does not want to comment on Cabinet expansion: Neelam Gorhe November 6, 2014

    Uddhav Thackeray met Shiv Sena leaders at Sena Bhawan on Thursday. The meet was attended by senior Sena leaders including Subhash Desai. "Shiv Sena does not want to comment on Cabinet expansion," said Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe. ...
  • Should PM & CMs keep criminal netas out of their cabinet? August 27, 2014

    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not," the apex...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over ModiSharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Modi's decision to have an age limit for ministers June 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed leaders only under the age of 75 years in his Cabinet. The move has led to several senior BJP leaders without a berth in the Cabinet. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios June 1, 2014

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Modi unveils 10point agenda for governance May 29, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10point agenda for his ministers. Among other things, Modi wants his colleagues to raise the confidence level of bureaucrats so that they come with more innovative ideas. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100day action plan. The focus would...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi's 10 commandments and 100 days action plan: Will 'Achche Din' truly return? May 29, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10point priority list for his government. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100day action plan....
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • Should educational qualification be the basis for deciding the competence of a minister? May 28, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai asks the panel of experts whether educational qualification should...
  • Is graduation degree necessary to be a competent minister? May 28, 2014

    Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took potshots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. CNNIBN takes the views of people from...
  • We should not be treated just as a regional party: Shiv Sena May 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mollified the Shiv Sena on Wednesday after Anant Geete refused to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete has now taken charge of his ministry. The party says while it was unhappy with the ministry given to it, it has spoken to Modi about its...
  • Watch: The key economic challenges for Modi government May 28, 2014

    One of the top priorities for the new government will be putting the economy back on track. CNBC's Managing Editor Shereen Bhan tells us what are the key economic challenges for Narendra Modi's government. ...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNNIBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • J&K would never have been a part of India without Article 370: Omar Abdullah May 27, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that if Article 370 wasn't there, J&K would not have been part of India. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Omar said, "Article 370 is the link between J&K and India, if it's taken away then what's left?" On...